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Global Alliance

We want the very best of the world connected to the very best of the UK. That’s why we built this programme; to form international collaborations with governments, societies, enterprises, institutions and people from every corner of the globe. It is innovation diplomacy at its best.

As the United Kingdom, we’re entering a new phase in our international relations. It has never been more important to foster long-lasting partnerships with the global community. Forming these strategic links will help to drive innovation locally, through the UK’s governing bodies, businesses and institutions and bring our talent to a broader audience.

But it’s not just about bringing UK innovation to the rest of the world. Many of the challenges we now face are universal, and having an international perspective on their solutions is critical. We can’t help to shape the future of the world in isolation. As an outward-looking society, we need to build global alliances, from the top tier of international relations down to individual organisations and people.

Find out more about the work we undertake every day to assure the UK’s place at the forefront of global innovation. Talk to our team now to see how we can help you find an international partner that could take your project to the next level.

Our current global activity

Agrifood Africa Connect

AgriFood Africa Connect brings innovative people and organisations across the UK and Africa together to address key AgriFood challenges in Africa. We build diverse connections across the UK and Africa to drive positive change that aligns with the UK’s Overseas Development Assistance goals.

Global Alliance Africa

Global Alliance Africa is a six-year project designed to strengthen and scale local innovation and business environments in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa.

Energy Catalyst

Global energy poverty is real. Over 1 billion people do not have access to electricity. Over 3 billion people rely on solid fuels and kerosene for cooking and heating. It is estimated that approximately 80% of people gaining access to electricity worldwide are in urban areas.

European Programmes

KTN helps UK companies engage with European funding programmes and help them create collaborations.

Global Expert Missions

The Global Expert Missions (GEM) programme aims to create global growth opportunities for UK innovation through strategically aligned partnerships with the right businesses in the right countries.

Funding Opportunities

Mine The Gap - sustainable mining sector solutions

Creation and Integration of Novel Industrial Value Chains for SMEs in the Raw Materials & Mining Sectors through ICT, Circular Economy, Resource Efficiency & Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Support, up to €25k support.

Opens: 03/03/2021 Closes: 05/05/2021

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Pulsate - laser based additive manufacturing technology

Up to €150k for SMEs and mid-caps for technology Transfer Experiments Focused on the adoption of laser based additive manufacturing technology in production environments.

Opens: 28/02/2021 Closes: 22/04/2021

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xTech Global AI Challenge: AI-enabled Multi-modal Analytics in Resource Constrained Environments

The US Army, in partnership with US Air Force and US Navy, is seeking robust, AI-enabled capabilities to manage, integrate, and process, and reason on disparate data/information sources for rapid decision making. $250,000 total funding is available.

Opens: 25/03/2021 Closes: 12/05/2021

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Events

Tue
16
Mar
2021

Global Research and Innovation in Plastics Sustainability (GRIPS) 2021

09.00 - 17.00 | Online

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Tue
27
Apr
2021

Sustainable Fashion Business Showcase: Innovate UK Global Expert Mission with India

09.30 - 12.15 | Online

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Wed
30
Mar
2022

Digital Business Meetup - International Opportunities and Collaborations

10.00 - 12.00 | Online

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News

03.02.2021

Assistive Technology Impact Fund (ATIF): Global Open Call

Hear about the opportunity for AT innovation in the African market, from world-leading experts, meet and mingle with other potential applicants and learn more about the AT Impact Fund, and how you can apply to be a part of ATIF’s next cohort.

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10.03.2021

New African Continental Free Trade Area set to boost exports within Africa

The African Continental Free Trade Area was launched on 1 January 2021. This will create one of the world’s biggest free-trade areas, and promises to make it easier to do business across the continent.

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Programmes related to Global

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Global Expert Missions

The Global Expert Missions (GEM) programme aims to create global growth opportunities for UK innovation through strategically aligned partnerships with the right businesses in the right countries.

Learn More

Global Alliance Africa

Global Alliance Africa is a six-year project designed to strengthen and scale local innovation and business environments in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa.

Learn More

Agrifood Africa Connect

AgriFood Africa Connect brings innovative people and organisations across the UK and Africa together to address key AgriFood challenges in Africa. We build diverse connections across the UK and Africa to drive positive change that aligns with the UK’s Overseas Development Assistance goals.

Learn More